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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2002
|Shindaiwa Recall Hotline: (800) 521-7733 |
Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301)
CPSC and Shindaiwa Announce Recall of Hedge Trimmers Sold in California
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Shindaiwa Inc., of Tualatin, Ore., is voluntarily recalling
about 3,100 gasoline powered professional hedge trimmers. The catalytic muffler
can overheat and damage the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
has received eight reports of the catalytic muffler overheating. No injuries or
property damage have been reported.
The recalled hedge trimmers have red
engine covers and a label on the recoil starter that reads "Professional
Shindaiwa." The recall includes model HT231 with serial numbers between 1010004
and 1111239 and model DH231 with serial numbers between 1010001 and 1100149. The
serial numbers are printed on a nameplate on the engine cover.
dealers sold the hedge trimmers in California from April 2001 to September 2001
from $390 to $450 depending on the model.
Consumers should stop using
these hedge trimmers immediately and contact their authorized Shindaiwa dealer
for a free inspection and muffler system upgrade if required. For more
information, consumers can contact Shindaiwa at (800) 521-7733 between 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.